New Abu Dhabi oil discovery provides a Dh160bn increase to UAE financial system

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New Abu Dhabi oil discovery gives a Dh160bn boost to UAE economy


Introduced the invention of two billion barrels of standard oil reserves and 22 billion barrels of unconventional oil reserves

The Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) on Sunday accredited a document Dh448 billion capital expenditure plan for Abu Dhabi Nationwide Oil Firm (Adnoc) for 2021-2025 to allow good development.

In keeping with the formidable plan, the vitality main goals to drive over Dh160 billion again into the UAE financial system between 2021-2025, mentioned the SPC after a gathering chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Vice-Chairman of the SPC.

The disclosing of the Capex plan adopted SPC’s announcement of twenty-two billion barrels of recoverable unconventional oil assets and an addition of two billion barrels of standard oil reserves.

Through the assembly, Sheikh Mohamed reaffirmed the help of the UAE President and Chairman of the SPC, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for Adnoc as the corporate continues to ship sustainable worth for the nationwide financial system via its 2030 technique.

Sheikh Mohamed counseled Adnoc’s agility and resilience, which has enabled the corporate to make sure zero interruptions to its operations whereas attaining its operational and monetary targets, regardless of the powerful market situations.

The Crown Prince additionally praised Adnoc’s strong and proactive response to Covid-19 which continues to prioritize the well being and security of its individuals and guarantee enterprise continuity and Adnoc’s sustained contribution to the UAE financial system.

“The influx to the native financial system will probably be enabled by Adnoc’s In-Nation Worth (ICV) program which is geared toward nurturing new native and worldwide partnerships and enterprise alternatives for the non-public sector, fostering socio-economic development and creating job alternatives for Emiratis,” mentioned the best governing physique of the oil and gasoline trade in Abu Dhabi.

On the assembly, the SPC gave approval for Adnoc to award exploration blocks in Abu Dhabi’s second aggressive block bid spherical which was launched in 2019.

The SPC additionally reviewed Adnoc and ADQ’s just lately introduced three way partnership, Ta’ziz, established to fund and develop chemical substances initiatives inside the Ruwais Derivatives Park. The assembly additionally reviewed the transformation in Adnoc’s Advertising and marketing, Provide and Buying and selling Directorate, which has developed to supply clients a broader service, whereas additional stretching the worth from each barrel that Adnoc produces, refines and sells.

Different SPC members who attended the assembly had been Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan;. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber; Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei; Hamad Mubarak Al Shamsi; Dr. Ahmed Mubarak Al Mazrouei; Khaldoun Khalifa Al Mubarak; Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar; Abdullah Nasser Al Suwaidi; and Suhail Faris Ghanem Al Mazrui.

Al Jaber mentioned Adnoc is well-positioned to proceed driving long-term and sustainable worth for the UAE whereas creating alternatives for native companies and private-sector jobs for Emiratis via our in-country worth goal.

“At the moment’s announcement by the SPC of the invention of recoverable unconventional oil assets demonstrates how Adnoc is effectively expediting the exploration and improvement of Abu Dhabi’s unconventional assets and marks a significant milestone because the nation’s unconventional trade evolves. Importantly, the rise within the UAE’s standard oil reserves sends a powerful sign that Adnoc is leaving no stone unturned in unlocking worth from our plentiful hydrocarbon assets to make sure the UAE stays a long-term and dependable vitality supplier to the world for many years to come back,” mentioned Al Jaber.

The minister famous that regardless of the difficult market situations, Adnoc delivered Dh62 billion in international direct funding (FDI) to the UAE this yr, taking the whole FDI Adnoc has pushed since 2017 to Dh237 billion. He expressed the SPC’s appreciation of Adnoc’s good and progressive method to strategic partnerships and investments which has resulted within the firm finishing a number of landmark transactions.

Adnoc’s Capex plan will allow it to drive upstream development, progress downstream enlargement and additional strengthen the corporate’s advertising and buying and selling capabilities to make sure it maintains its competitiveness and trade management place over the following 50 years.

“In parallel, we’re growing large-scale capital initiatives in Ruwais to additional stretch the margin from every barrel of oil we produce as we ship on our downstream enlargement technique – on the coronary heart of that are our plans to develop Ruwais right into a dynamic, international hub for the UAE’s industrial development and financial diversification – and we’re strengthening our advertising, provide, and buying and selling capabilities to unlock larger worth from our merchandise,” mentioned Al Jaber. – issacjohn@khaleejtimes.com

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Issac John

Editorial Director of Khaleej Occasions, is a well-connected Indian journalist and an financial and monetary commentator. He has been within the UAE’s mainstream journalism for 35 years, together with 23 years with Khaleej Occasions. A post-graduate in English and graduate in economics, he has gained over two dozen awards. Acclaimed for his genuine and insightful evaluation of worldwide and regional companies and financial developments, he’s revered for his astute understanding of the native enterprise scene.


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